Catholic children receive confirmation

THIRTY-FIVE children of the Catholic Church at Louna, Russell Islands, received their first holy communion on New Year’s day. This was during a tour by the Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara John Doninoel to the Russell Islands. The newly confirmed children came from the communities around Louna. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said the bishop…

Women engaged in road work

THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is currently rehabilitating the existing St Martin feeder road, Central Guadalcanal over a distance of 8.5 km. Capital Construction is the contractor engaged by the Ministry to undertake the rehabilitation works. The contractor employed 11 local workers of which five are women and six men, including two Works Supervisors…

Women advance in distant islands

Reuters: WOMEN’S political representation in the Pacific Islands region is globally the lowest at 3.65 percent, compared to the world average of 18 percent. Leadership is still widely perceived as ‘men’s business’ and voting is heavily influenced by nepotism and money politics. However, Rhoda Sikilabu, minister for community affairs in Isabel Province in the Solomon…

AOG opens new church on Malaita

THE people of Kakanole land in the mountains of North Malaita have welcomed the opening of their new Assemblies of God (AOG) church last Friday. For 119 years since Peter Ambuofa of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) returned with gospel from Queensland, Australia, to Kakanole, the people have rejected Christianity and preferred to continue…

Pathfinders end camporee

DESPITE a number of challenges being faced by the pathfinders during the past week in camp, they successfully completed their camporee on a high note over the weekend. Reports reaching the Solomon Star the camp had enabled the young people to learn something for themselves inorder to be good citizens of the country and to…